Hard Labor For Cameroon ‘Queers’

Poetic injustice?

Three men have been sentenced to six month hard labour for being homosexual.

The three men’s lawyer said she would appeal the convictions and none of the men had been found guilty of homosexual acts.

Article 347 of the country’s penal code prohibits consensual same-sex relationships. The men have been held in jail since August.

People currently detained on grounds of homosexuality all have cases riddled with irregularities and have been subject to procedures that are inconsistent with the new Cameroonian code of penal procedure.

Those procedures, however, are consistent with Cameroon’s protest-worthy anti-gay politics.